The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is excited to welcome its 2023 class of summer interns. Five students, representing Illinois State University and the University of Illinois, will work alongside directors, managers, and coordinators across the organization.
Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on a new lock chamber at Lock & Dam 25 on the Mississippi River. The inland waterways system is a vital part of getting soybeans to market, and ISA continues to educate legislators on the importance of funding infrastructure projects.
This week, ISA staff visited Washington D.C. to continue building relationships with congressional staff and offices. These visits highlighted the impact legislation has on Illinois soybean farmers. ISA and ASA farmer leaders will be visiting Capitol Hill again in July to tell legislators directly how policy impacts their farms.
In the latest episode of the By Association Podcast, hear from Gracie Pierson, Consumer Engagement Manager for the Illinois Farm Bureau, and learn more about the Illinois Farm Families coalition, including its most recent “We Are The 96%” campaign.
SOIL FERTILITY AND SOYBEAN YIELDS WITH KELLY ROBERTSON
2023 Soy Envoy and soil fertility specialist, Kelly Robertson, says that many no-till farmers apply fertilizer before planting their corn crop, which can cause nutrients to be tied-up in cover crop residue and limits the yield potential of their soybean crop.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.